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Psychopathology in American Literature (01/15/10; ALA, 05/27-05/30/2010)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 9:15am
Adam Meehan

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30.

In The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Freud explains that "the border-line between the nervous, normal, and abnormal states is indistinct." Consequently, while phenomena such as forgetting, slips of the tongue, and other "mistakes" are generally seen by society as normal, one could argue that they are in fact the foundation for more menacing psychopathologies like paranoia, schizophrenia, personality disorders, or even homicidal behavior.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 7:54am
Jennifer Jenkins/Film Theory Area 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory Area. Review begins immediately and continues until December 15, 2009. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

[UPDATE] EXTENSION Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 7:43am
Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 8 February 2010.***

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

UPDATE: Personal Journal (memoir, video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc), FEB 10-13, 2010

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
South West Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assoc's

THE PERSONAL JOURNAL(video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc) Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assocs.
31st Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2010, "Special Topics"

Proposals are being accepted for panels on pedagogy re: all forms and types of an overlooked genre, the Personal Journal (memoir, diary, video-journal, TV/Film self-confessionals /historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc), and its integral relationship with Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and other disciplines.

The End? Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, March 25-27, 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:52pm
Indiana University Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

Life in Marvelous Times: Cultural Work in the Racial Present (Spring 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:05pm
The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington

'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010
The University of Washington, Seattle

Knowledge Crossing Borders: Opportunities and Challenges in Regional, Transnational and Global Collaboratives (March 8-12, 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:02pm
International Conference on Higher Education (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)

Join us in beautiful Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8-12, 2010. In increasingly globalized and technologically-driven societies, geographical and intellectual borders are being reconstructed and reconfigured. Central to these situations are political, economic, and sociocultural issues surrounding the production, dissemination, and ownership of knowledge. This international conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and global borders create challenges as well as transformative opportunities for cooperation, creativity, and innovation.

Teaching Literature and Culture

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:02pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly, Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2010, Volume 14, Issue 3
AEQ is soliciting articles on the following special section.
* What is culture? How important is it in teaching literature?
*Can language be considered culture?
*Can a teacher/professor of literature keep his/her culture inside the classroom, and influence the process of teaching? Can a classroom be an environment to carry out one's philosophical teachings about culture?
Or, can the classroom remain void of culture?
*Can culture influence what kind of literary genres are produced/ published?
*How does literature convey culture?

[UPDATE] Peace and War / Graduate Student Conference, U. of Illinois at Chicago / DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1/4/2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:01pm
University of Illinois at Chicago


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
The University of Illinois at Chicago, April 16, 2010

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE] Performances of Memory in the Arts (May 28-29, 2010)

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 10:49am
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands




MAY 28-29, 2010


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
BEN HIGHMORE, Reader in Media Studies, University of Sussex, UK
LISA SALTZMAN, Professor of Art History, Bryn Mawr College, USA

[UPDATE] CALL FOR PAPERS HAS NOW CLOSED Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Monday, December 7, 2009 - 3:06am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Darko Suvin, McGill University

The Call for Papers has now CLOSED.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism/utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

[UPDATE] LSU Mardi Gras Conference seeks special topics submissions (12/20)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 9:24pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

The 20th annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU is seeking submissions for its special topics panels. Panel titles are listed below:

-Playback: The Recurring Detective Figure in Crime Narratives
-(Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies
-Citation, National Identity, and Sexual Character
-Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale Endings and Beginnings in Victorian Literature
-Adaptation and Alteration on Stage
-Modernism on the Fringe
-Reiteration on Film (new title forthcoming)
-Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
-Re(Visions) in/of Rhetoric and Composition

The Global Novel in Anglophone Cultures (TURIN AUGUST 24-28 2010 -- CFP DEADLINE JANUARY 31ST, 2010)

Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 4:50pm
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Turin/Torino August 24/28 2010

This seminar will discuss the impact of globalization on anglophone cultures by focusing on the emergence of so called "global novels" and by charting the patterns of their dissemination and their inclusion as new cultural capital in literary studies worldwide. By situating such novels in the context of a series of irreversible changes currently investing the relation between literature and nationality, we aim at bringing new light on the cultural significance of novels written in English across the globe.